All About Our Gentle Sleep Coach
Training Program

The Gentle Sleep Coach Certification Program

There’s a demand for high quality sleep training, but parents aren’t sure where to start. 

The parents of the world NEED well-trained sleep coaches that offer gentle sleep coaching methods so that they don’t have to feel like its CIO or suffer for months or even years. 

That's where we step in – our Gentle Sleep Coaching Program is the most thorough, evidence-based, and comprehensive sleep coach training available in the U.S. and around the world. 

Not only will you be a certified Gentle Sleep Coach, but our program is founded and led by Kim West, LCSW-C who is the co-founder of the International Association for Child Sleep Consultants, and a practicing licensed family therapist for more than 25 years. Our Gentle Sleep Program has the best practices, curriculums, faculty, and mentorship available.


Why the Gentle Sleep Coach
Program Was Created

We felt that it was time for the sleep coaching field to become professionalized, so we created the Gentle Sleep Coaching program. 

Excellent sleep advice and coaching should be available for all parents everywhere. Created by Kim West, the Sleep Lady, the Gentle Sleep Coaching program follows her trademark sleep training method. There’s not enough Kim to go around, so she created this program so that families everywhere could benefit from a well-trained, certified Gentle Sleep Coach.

There are a lot of sleep coaches available who have little to
no-training in the matter. We are passionate about making the world of sleep coaches credible and certified.

“The best career decision I have ever made.”

In 2012, I enrolled in Kim West's Gentle Sleep Consultant (GSC) certification program,
and it was the best career decision I have ever made. 

Not only is the content in the
program comprehensive, but the ongoing support is what makes all the difference.

—Jen V

Our Faculty Panel


Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. (Dr. Shosh) has helped pioneer the field of maternal mental health in the U.S.

She founded and led national and international organizations, educating professionals and the public for the last three decades. She has helped over 20,000 women worldwide.


Lewis J. Kass, MD is a 
Yale-trained, board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist specializing in pediatric respiratory medicine and sleep disorders.

He is in private practice in Westchester NY and the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut.


Lindsey Biel, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and
co-author of the award-winning book- Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, and the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. She teaches workshops to parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and other professionals across the country.


Anthony Loizides, MD completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School.

He has over 20 publications in original research as well as invited reviews, chapters, and editorials. He has been at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore since 2004.


Laura Possessky, Esq. is an attorney who focuses on entrepreneurship, branding, content and licensing, media and intellectual property law, and public interest.

She is also a DC Bar Leader.


Catherine Trebble MBA is Principal of Support Your Brilliance (SYB), a full-service website solutions provider.

She is an expert at designing and building websites that generate more clients for service providers.


Heather Gray A trained therapist with more than 20 years of experience, Heather Gray specializes in helping business owners prevent, manage and recover from burnout.

By prioritizing confident decision making, effective leadership, and clear communication, owners improve their mindset and feel more in control of their businesses.


Courtney Zentz, CLC Founder of Tiny Transitions Sleep Consulting, Courtney is an award-winning speaker, author and Pediatric Sleep Expert. Courtney launched Sleep Coach Success Lab where she provides mentoring and business coaching to other sleep consultants looking to take their business to the next level.

Adding the Success Lab to the Tiny Transitions portfolio, has allowed Courtney to meld her passion for sleep coaching with her love of business into a program to help others successfully grow their businesses.


Nadia Posada is a PR and Communications specialist with experience working in an international environment with various industries.

She helps clients gain wins in top publications and podcasts. She offers her optimistic tips and tricks to GSC coaches for longterm growth and profitability.

Our Mission

We want excellent sleep advice and coaching to be readily available for all parents
everywhere. Through our certified Gentle Sleep Coaches, we want to empower families and
give them choices in how they sleep train.

Meet the GSC program founder - Kim West The Sleep Lady

Kim West is a mother of two and a Licensed 
Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing 
child and family therapist for more than 25 years.

She’s known as The Sleep Lady by her clients, she has personally helped
tired parents all over the world learn to listen to their intuition, recognize
their child’s important cues and behaviors and gently create changes that
promote and preserve healthy sleep habits. 

She has authored a best
selling book and is the host of a Gentle Parenting Podcast.

But, Kim can’t do it all alone, which is why she started training Gentle Sleep
Coaches. All certified Gentle Sleep Coaches will learn directly from Kim.
When Kim realized the massive lack of formal sleep coach training, she
knew she had to step up to the plate. 

Consider these numbers - there are
hundreds of thousands of babies born every day, and 1 in 4 of them will
have some sort of sleep problem. Pediatricians get little training in sleep, but are asked to help parents every day. Kim’s Gentle Sleep Coaching method empowers sleep coaches to help families and parents get the sleep they need.


Author of

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“I remember the EXACT moment I decided that I was 
going to follow MY intuition on how to care, raise, feed, 
sleep my newborn. I couldn’t find anyone who was in 
the trenches with sleepless parents like me. There were 
no training programs and sleep consulting or coaching 
wasn’t considered a “field”...

I’m on a mission to empower families and give them 
choices in how they sleep coach. In my heart of hearts, I 
want excellent sleep advice and coaching to be readily 
available for all parents everywhere.”

About our Gentle Sleep Coaches

You can become a certified Gentle Sleep Coach no matter your background. We have worked with the most seasoned 
children specialist to those just emerging into the field. 

You don’t have to be one of these listed below to become a 
Gentle Sleep Coach, but we’ve worked with the following:


Certified Lactation Specialists






Registered Nurses


Social Workers


Family and Children Therapists

why our GSC’s love the program...

“I wholeheartedly recommend the Gentle Sleep Coaching Course to anyone passionate about making a difference in the lives of others"

What truly set this course apart was its emphasis on a gentle approach. Rather than resorting to harsh methods, I learned compassionate ways to guide families towards better sleep outcomes. The course instilled in me not just knowledge, but also empathy and understanding for both parents and children navigating the often tumultuous world of sleep.  

- Magdalena Radziewska

Ready to dive in? Our next course starts on September 2024